Aqua Restaurant

4.8
2007 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our menu is created to bring you the freshest seasonal items available presented with a creative touch. Aqua’s small plates offer you an exciting array of tastes in
"just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jeneric
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Will go again.

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DEHusker
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my wife’s and my go to for an outstanding dining experience in our area. We have never had a bad dish ever. Service is always excellent. Very good wine selection. My only minor complaint would be that they were out of two Bourbons that I enjoy and they don’t have beer on tap, only bottles. These are relatively minor. We love this place. A real asset to the area.

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GiGi
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent young man as our server, a great bottle of wine (33% off on Fridays) and the grouper was delicious. Also had several asst servers -one in particular who could match wits with my husband. She made a great experience even more delightful!
Our server had a smile that lit up the room-such a joy to see in these difficult times.

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Verian
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at Aqua. Chef Jayson does an outstanding job, best food and presentation. We highly recommend you eating there for any occasion

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JamesH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy, friendly staff. Delicious food. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Clavance
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PJ was our server and he was absolutely outstanding! He has the best smile and a fantastic disposition, he made our meal an amazing experience, which is very hard to find these days. Thanks for hiring such an awesome employee. The food was excellent!

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vipJack
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & wine were excellent! Hayley was awesome!

MJ
MarilynJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We will be back

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ChristyH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Aqua restaurant. The food was amazing!! And we had a lot of it. Three tapas, stuffed jalapeños, stuffed grape leaves and fried artichokes… All were fabulous! Our entrées were wonderful as well, the petite filet could be cut with a fork and the Seabass special was super tasty. Our server was a sweetheart and everybody was super friendly. Things did seem to take a bit of time, but it was pretty crowded so that’s understandable and definitely worth the wait.

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Normandie
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server did a great job, and the food was delicious, perfectly cooked.

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BreaE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few more big plate options would be nice, 2/4 orders a little off but customer service was great and so was the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Beaufort, always a great meal!

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IsabelV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and it was very special! From staff to wine and food, it was perfect. Highly recommended 👍🏻

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JimP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, food fantastic, a pleasure to arrive, be welcomed, wait help all clearly well trained, friendly, appropriately engaging. Cool ambiance. Return again and again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great.
Highly recommend!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service!

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Bigdugg
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere

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Rockytop1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Worth a visit for sure. Every course was delicious.

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vipGaryS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices.
Great wine list and great service.

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johnson212
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous night at Aqua in Beaufort, NC. The staff was so friendly and gracious. The food was delicious, save room for the dessert sampler we couldn't decide which was our favorite!( creme brulee, chocolate torte or banana foster). Really appreciated all of the GF choices available.

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DebbieB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua is more than just outstanding
Coming from the Hamptons I can undoubtedly say that Aqua outshines even the snobbiest of any of them
Thanks again Aqua for yet another fantastic experience!

KC
KathyC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Food was amazing — delicious and creative. Quality ingredients beautifully prepared. Restaurant was so beautiful and seating was comfortable and private. Will definitely be back!

MR
MelissaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Servers were very friendly and made suggestions on wine, beer and food on menu based on what you like. Food to cleanse your palette in between courses was unusual but refreshing. Great creativity. Crabcake dinner was delicious. Red snapper special hit the mark. Banana Foster and Chocolate cake finished off the meal. We selected to add creme brulee with it also. Treated us specially for our anniversary by giving us a free glass of wine. Overall great dinner for our vacation week here. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a wonderful dining experience!

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant. Highly recommend the wine-o-rama. We were able to try wonderful wines at a good price and ate fantastic food!

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JuliaW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner spot in a VERY fun and trendy village! I was worried about bringing my 5 year old, but the staff treated her like a queen!

JD
JeremyD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love the food at this restaurant and come every year when we are on vacation in this area. For the first time this year, the service was lacking. Our waiter didn’t show up until the table who was seated when we were had already received their drinks and amuse bouche. We also had to ask for our amuse bouche and received it after our appetizer.
That being said, we have made many trips to Aqua and this is the first time we have had a less than outstanding experience. The food was on point again for this visit, I just wish the service matched it like it has in the past.

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vipVirginia
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Beaufort for the weekend and wanted to have delicious seafood. So glad we made reservations at Aqua! Service was wonderful and food delicious!

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MichaelN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleased. Fresh, creative, delicious food with excellent presentation.

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dshunting
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant could very well be my favorite in Beaufort. So many good choices in the Crystal Coast area, but Aqua is consistently impressive every visit.
If you're dining outside in July, dress light weight. They have ceiling fans that help a lot.
The staff is absolutely delightful.

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GillianH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Aqua, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The place has great energy, trendy and hip!

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vipInnOnTurner
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun restaurant that serves seasonal and sustainable menus that our guests truly enjoy! Exceptional service, outstanding bar offerings from a delightfully varied wine list to creative cocktails. We send guests weekly to Aqua not just for the quality of care and cuisine but the added bonus of "large or small" with full sized entrees to tapas style samplings. There's something for everyone and Our foodie folks love their "Aqua Experience" ...Thanks Team Aqua :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was absolute perfection! Our waiter, PJ, was friendly and helpful. We started with a watermelon gazpacho with fresh crab, followed by an entree of grilled grouper/filet mignon with mashed potatoes corn and edamame. Dessert was the sampler and it was divine! HIGHLY recommend!!

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RayB
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great visit. Wonderful food and a great, knowledgeable staff! Thank you!!

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Brittany
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, incredible food, and a lovely covered, screened-in porch patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time.

DP
DarP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Food and service is amazing! Unforgettable experience!!

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KayleeK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Aqua but definitely will not be our last. Good, atmosphere, and service were all excellent!

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AnnemarieR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food.
Excellent welcome.
Imprecise and a trifle slow service

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Sailorb
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service were very good. Fried artichokes heart was excellent as was the crab cake and nam tuna tocos. Finished dinner of with a terrific trimasu

FAQs

Aqua Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 728-7777.

Aqua Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2007 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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